Category Archives: Oakland

In Oakland, Community-Owned Real Estate is Bucking Gentrification Trend

For two decades now, the building at the corner of 23rd and International avenues in east Oakland has been a community hub for people and organizations with few other places to go. In a neighborhood that is low-income and majority people of color—flanked to the east by the largely Latino/Hispanic Fruitvale district and to the […]

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For Impact Investor Kristin Hull, There Are Many Ways to Effect Change

The California Bay Area has a well-developed impact investing ecosystem. But trace any one initiative, and chances are it will lead back to Kristin Hull. A Bay Area native and former educator, Hull drew on her insights from education, grad school and the family investment business to become an influential voice and leader in the […]

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For Impact Investor Kristin Hull, There Are Many Ways to Effect Change

The California Bay Area has a well-developed impact investing ecosystem. But trace any one initiative, and chances are it will lead back to Kristin Hull. A Bay Area native and former educator, Hull drew on her insights from education, grad school and the family investment business to become an influential voice and leader in the […]

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Revitalizing Local Communities With Popup Shops

Local retail is a crucial to a community’s economic health and vitality. Local stores invest 68 cents for every dollar they receive back into their neighborhood. They also increase the perception that a block is less vulnerable to crime and, as result, boost safety, says Sarah Filley, the founder of Popuphood, a startup that incubates small […]

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A New Funding Tool Aims to Fill the ‘Friends & Family’ Gap for African American Entrepreneurs

When starting a new venture, entrepreneurs have long been told to reach out to their friends and family for their initial seed capital. And in the crowdfunding age, early support from a close social network can make or break a fundraising campaign. Yet the concept of friends & family funding can be baffling to entrepreneurs […]